Milwall vs Bristol Rovers by Luke
Milwall comes from a very important and impressive victory away from home against Luton in the Checkatrade Trophy tournament, since the team took a convincing 3:1 victory which was their fourth consecutive victory, as the team managed to secure the first position at the table in the "small tournament" for now. However, the things didn't start the way they wanted, since the hosts took the lead in 58th minute with an own goal, but the players of Milwall soon enough took the control over the game.
They managed to quickly revert the scoreline thanks to goals from Onyedinma in 72nd minute, but also with two goals from Smith in 81st and 87th minute. They ended up the first phase of the competition with the first position above Luton, Gilingham and West Brom U23, while the team remains with two consecutive victories in League One as well, but with still only a position in the second part of the table with twenty-one point earned, having five points more than play-out placed Swindon. Still, they are only three points above play-off placed Northampton which sits on sixth position and need to get a positive outcome here.
The team might be changed a bit here, but the team remains with only one goal for this one - a victory. Doubtful is participation of striker Steve Morrison (15/6) who has a problem from the previous game and should be assisted before the kick off.
Bristol Rovers, on the other side, comes from another 1:0 narrow defeat this season, this time away from home to Portsmouth in the third round of Checkatrade Trophy last time out. They conceded the only goal in 88th minute, leaving no time for the visiting time to respond further on, event though the complete game was actually quite a passive one from both sides.
However, it needs to be said that the game itself was quite irrelevant, since neither of the teams were after getting the knockout stage this time. However, the team is with plenty of competitive motive as for the league competition, being currently at fifth position with twenty-six points earned and just five points behind second placed Bolton. On the other side, they are just two points behind out of play-off placed sides and need to get a victory here as well. The team comes in a decent form, but will not be able to count at midfielder Lee Mansell (0/0), goalkeeper Steve Midenhall (4/0) and plus few others who didn't play till now in the season. Outside is also suspended defender Mark McChrystal (3/0).
One way or another, I see plenty of goals being score here. Milwall is in a very decent form and should be able to be quite threatening here, while visitors from Bristol Rovers do remain as a side with more "done" things so far in the season and are nowhere pushovers in this one. Both teams should be able to be very threatening in this one and over can come easily, maybe even after the first halftime or sixty minutes.